Monday, May 02, 2005

Did I read that correctly?

I've been reading through the Center for American Women in Politics website this afternoon.

If I have read their historical summary of women in Virginia politics correctly, Leslie Byrne was the first woman that Virginia ever elected to Congress.

I'm astounded that Virginia didn't have a woman representative until 1993. Is this correct?

But then, I'm afraid that when it comes to just how recent most of women's advances in society are...I'm astounded a lot of the time.